Supreme Judicial Council

Election of Sofia Appellate Court Chair Collapses

The procedure for the election of a Chair of the Sofia Appellate Court collapsed after the sole candidate, Veselin Pengezov, failed to summon enough votes.

The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) did not back the nomination of Pengezov for a second term in office.

Pengezov is being investigated for abuse of EU funds under the "Administrative Capacity" operational program.

Judiciary 'to Run Out of Money' in 2 Weeks - Magistrates

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) announced courts and prosecutor's offices have money for just to weeks and will have to stop paying their bills afterwards.

SJC representatives, quoted by Bulgarian daily Sega, have explained that no money has been given out to cover expenses since the initial budget was announced to be depleted.

Petar Belchev Elected Head of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office

The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has elected Petar Belchev as the new administrative director of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Belchev was backed by 17 votes, with one vote against, and five abstentions.

The other candidate, Asen Hristov, prosecutor at the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office, was backed by one VSS member, with six votes against and 16 abstentions.

2 Candidates Vie for Head of Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office

The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) will elect Thursday a new head of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office, the biggest and the busiest unit of the prosecution.

The VSS panel will pick one of the two candidates, Petar Belchev, currently deputy head of the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office, and Asen Hristov, prosecutor at the Sofia Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Sofia Appellate Court Chief Temporarily Dismissed

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council has voted to temporarily remove from office the head of the Sofia Appellate Court, Veselin Pengezov.

The SJC ruled the same for Petko Petkov, head of the Military Appellate Court. Of the 20 members, 16 voted in favor of removing them from office, a move initiated by the Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.

Bulgarian Supreme Judicial Council Member Controversially Dismissed

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) dismissed on disciplinary grounds VSS member and former Deputy Chief Prosecutor Kamen Sitnilski.

Following a two-hour debate during the Thursday sitting of VSS, Sitnilski's dismissal was backed by 16 VSS members, with five votes against and three abstensions, according to reports of mediapool.bg.

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